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INSIDE THE 2017 OSCARS GOVERNORS BALL BY THE NUMBERS

Following the 2017 Oscars will be the biggest and baddest ball of them all: the Governors Ball. In its 23rd year being catered by Austrian super chef Wolfgang Puck, here is a breakdown of what to expect at this year’s star-studded gala. 250 Maine lobsters 60 sides of smoked salmon 10 kilos of American farm-raised caviar 6,000 Kobe beef mini sliders 325 pounds sticky rice 250 pounds parmesan reggiano 400 pounds Snake River Farms Wagyu boneless short rib 4250 pieces handmade gnoccetti 500 pounds of chocolate 1,050 handmade waffle cones 30 pounds edible gold dust 1 ton of 70% Fleur de Cao Cacao Berry 5 mallets to break apart housemate chocolate bark 38 different sweets 2,550 macarons 12,000 glasses of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne 13,000 beverage glasses 10,000 flowers 2 weeks to set up the ballroom 2,600 pounds for the sculpted ice raw bar 3 songs performed by award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo 4 miles of cabling for sound system 3,500 people served by Wolfgang Puck on Oscar day 300 chefs 600 waiters $1 million dollars worth of audio equipment, operated by an iPad 50 feet, distance Oscar winners, nominees and guests have to walk from the Dolby Theater

Honoree Tom Ford accepts the Courage Award from honorary co-chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks onstage during WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening"
Honoree Tom Ford accepts the Courage Award from honorary co-chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks onstage during WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening”

  Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WCRF 

AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING IN LOS ANGELES

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, along with WCRF co-founders Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jaime Tisch welcomed guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. After a three-year hiatus, the event returned to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with proceeds benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Hosted by comedian and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro, the evening included cocktails, a dinner, and an awards presentation. Renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford received the 2017 Courage Award for his continued support and dedication to raising awareness for the disease from Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. Elizabeth Hurley and Danielle Lauderpresented the Nat King Cole Award to Judy and Leonard Lauder for their charitable works and contributions. Coldplay’s Chris Martin took the stage for a surprise performance, opening with a soulful rendition of Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” and included his take on Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne,” Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” and the David Bowie classic “Life on Mars.” The evening closed with a special musical performance by multi-platinum selling pop star Jason Derulo, who sang a four-song set including hits “Trumpets,” “Wiggle,” “Talk Dirty,” and “Want To Want Me.” The event raised over $1.8 million for the cause. Additional guests in attendance included Erin Andrews, Tom Arnold, Cynthia Bailey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sam Claflin,Majandra Delfino, Lisa Eisner, Lauren Elizabeth, Isla Fisher, Cameron Fuller, Brittny Gastineau, Lisa Gastineau, Gina Gershon, Cornelia Guest, Laura Haddock, Jessica Hart, Victoria Justice, George Kotsiopoulos, Lisa Kudrow, Eugene Levy, Crystal Lourd, Ron Meyer, Chord Overstreet, Glen Powell, Wolfgang Puck, Doc Rivers, George Schlatter, Martin Short,Taylor John Smith, Destry Spielberg, Gela Taylor, John Taylor, Steve Tisch, Ann Turkel, Elizabeth Turner, Amber Valletta, David Walton, Irwin Winkler, and more.

THE RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CAMPAIGN SIGNS EMMA ROBERTS & PRIYANKA BOSE

Environmental activist and actor Suzy Amis has booked starlets Emma Roberts and Priyanka Bose to support her eco-friendly campaign Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) this year.The actresses will wear exclusive pieces from Atelier Swarovski’s first fine jewelry collection, which will launch at the 89thAcademy Awards ®, and will also be dressed in ethical gowns. Launched by Amis, who also happens to be the wife of environmentalist and Oscar-winning director James Cameron, Red Carpet Green Dress works with internationally acclaimed designers each year to dress stars in ethical eveningwear and jewelry for the Academy Awards®.

Brad Grey has done great things at Paramount since becoming chairman and CEO of the company in 2005. He is responsible for all feature film development and production for the Paramount Motion Picture Group, which includes Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Animation, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. He has also produced the Academy Award winning film The Departed, among others, as well as popular series like The Sopranos. He is a multiple Golden Globe, BAFTA, PGA, and Emmy Award-winner, as well as a four-time recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. He serves on UCLA’s Executive Board for the Medical Sciences, the USC School of Cinema-Television Board of Councilors, the LACMA Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors for Project A.L.S. and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Brad Grey has done great things at Paramount since becoming chairman and CEO of the company in 2005. He is responsible for all feature film development and production for the Paramount Motion Picture Group, which includes Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Animation, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. He has also produced the Academy Award winning film The Departed, among others, as well as popular series like The Sopranos.

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

IS BRAD GREY OUT AT PARAMOUNT?

The hottest industry buzz of the moment is that Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey is slated to exit the storied movie company after a 12-year tenure.  According to industry insiders, the company could announce his resignation as early as this week.

La La Land
La La Land

Photo Credit: Dale Robinette

In celebration of this year’s award season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will spotlight Lionsgate’s Oscar nominated film, La La Land, as a limited addition to the tour. From Feb. 18 to March 6, 2017, guests can find themselves in a scene from the film as they step onto the ‘Café Sur Le Lot,’ coffee shop set, which has been carefully reconstructed.

YOU CAN TAKE THE LA LA LAND TOUR AT WARNER BROS. STUDIOS

 

In celebration of this year’s award season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will spotlight Lionsgate’s Oscar nominated film, La La Land, as a limited addition to the tour. From Feb. 18 to March 6, 2017, guests can find themselves in a scene from the film as they step onto the ‘Café Sur Le Lot,’ coffee shop set, which has been carefully reconstructed. Tour guests will explore the iconic 110-acre studio as well as the innovative Stage 48: Script to Screen. The interactive soundstage offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process and the glory of awards season. Guests explore the Archive, which currently showcases the tour’s latest addition, From J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Exhibit offering an up-close look at how J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has been brought to life over the past 15 years. The Archive also includes DC Universe: The Exhibit which pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including original comic books featuring all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League. Additionally, guests can explore authentic props and costumes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Guests also stop by the Prop Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era, followed by the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles.

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